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12 May 2006 @ 01:03 pm
Java IDEs again  
Well, I gave up on NetBeans and went back to good old IntelliJ. So much better than the competition...

But right now, I'm on a machine which is struggling to run IntelliJ with a 110-module project (don't ask...) so I'm giving Eclipse a go since that's what everyone else uses (not that they actually structure their Eclipse project into modules and get the dependencies right).

But I hit a snag right away on this Windows box - Eclipse picked up an old Java version off the PATH (which I can't edit because I don't have Admin rights) and it took me a while to figure out how to change it. The answer was the edit the eclipse.ini file and add two lines at the top:
-vm
c:\Local\j2sdk1.4.1\bin\javaw
Obviously the second one reflects where my Java installation actually is. And don't ask why it's 1.4.1 - I feel like I've travelled back in time working on this project!